BFA in Acting

The words UMN Guthrie BFA Acting with a collection of photos with scenes from various plays

The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program provides students with a holistic liberal arts education paired with rigorous professional actor training. In a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Guthrie Theater, students benefit from outstanding academic preparation and world-class artistic experiences.

This program is designed to develop actors in both mind and body. We provide our students with the essential skills for exploring text in performance through layers of classic text exploration and contemporary literature. This training includes integration of voice, movement, and acting within a range of styles.

The combination of experiences within both the University of Minnesota and at the Guthrie Theater offers students a deeper understanding of the performing arts community within today’s landscape.

We seek students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are:

  • Serious about pursuing acting as a profession
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Willing to take risks
  • Interested in artistic exploration individually and as an ensemble

We embrace the continual development of the artist’s distinctive voice and encourage students to design their individual paths towards artistic fulfillment.